• A
  • A
  • A
  • АБВ
  • АБВ
  • АБВ
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
Обычная версия сайта

Бакалаврская программа «Экономика»

Introduction to Neuroeconomics: How the Brain Makes Decisions

2020/2021
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
3
Кредиты

Course Syllabus

Abstract

Economics, psychology, and neuroscience are converging today into a unified discipline of Neuroeconomics with the ultimate aim of creating a single, general theory of human decision-making. Neuroeconomics provides biologists, economists, psychologists and social scientists with a deeper understanding of how they make their own decisions and how others decide. Neuroscience, when allied with psychology and economics, creates powerful new models to explain why we make decisions. Neurobiological mechanisms of decision-making, decisions under risk, trust and cooperation will be central issues in this course. You will be provided with the most recent evidence from brain-imaging techniques (fMRI, TMS, etc.) and introduced to the explanatory models behind them. The course does not require any prior study of economics and neuroscience; however, it might require you to study novel interdisciplinary materials. The course provides an introduction to the methodology, assumptions, and main findings of Neuroeconomics. Our students have different backgrounds; therefore, the course was adapted and simplified to allow all students to understand the interdisciplinary content. This course will help you to start your progress in the field of Neuroeconomics and to further develop your skills during other more advanced courses and trainings in the future. For some topics, the course will also provide supplementary videos to reveal the opinions of leading experts in the field. Each module provides optional reading material.The course is conducted as MOOC on the Coursera platform: https://www.coursera.org/learn/neuroeconomics Course curators contacts: sokolovaa@hse.ru, ealunina@hse.ru The course of HSE University. The course teacher: Vasily Klucharev (Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences)
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The acquisition of knowledge in the field of neuroeconomics
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Able to build economic models (taking into account the behavior of individuals), analyze and meaningfully interpret the results
  • Able to analyze and interpret data on socio-economic processes and phenomena in the field of consumer theory
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to Neuroeconomics: How the Brain Makes Decisions
    Introduction and Scope of Neuroeconomics, Neuroanatomy, Neurophysiology, and Neuroimaging: Tools of Neuroeconomics, Introducing Brain Models of Decision-Making and Choice, Neural Representation of Subjective Value, Affective Mechanisms of Decision-Making, Dual Process Theory of Decision-Making: Toward a Neuroeconomics Perspective,Decision-Making under Risk: Toward a Neuroeconomics Mechanism, The Social Brain: Games in the Brain, Evolutionary Perspective of Decision-Making
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Final test
  • non-blocking Average of graded quizzes for the course modules
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (3 module)
    The assessment is based on the certificate for the online course. Score (10-point scale) Criterion 10 95 - 100 % 9 85 - 94 % 8 75-84% 7 65-74% 6 55-64% 5 45-54% 4 35-44% 3 25-34% 2 15-24% 1 less than 15%
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Paul W. Glimcher, & Ernst Fehr. (2014). Neuroeconomics : Decision Making and the Brain (Vol. 2nd edition). Amsterdam: Academic Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=486337

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Politser, P. E. (2008). Neuroeconomics : A Guide to the New Science of Making Choices. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=218094